American Legion Post 70 sweeps pair of Friday games

Published 8:32 pm Friday, June 21, 2019

A five-run fifth inning helped lift the American Legion Post 70 baseball team to a 12-1 win over the Louisiana Knights at Hogan’s Hole on Friday afternoon.

The win for Post 70 improves their record on the season to 5-2.

Logan Ross got the start and pitched five innings, while giving up one run on two hits. Carson Fain pitched the final two innings.

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After falling behind 1-0, in the bottom of the second inning, Post 70 rebounded with a two-run top of the third inning.

Matt Snell doubled on a fly ball to center, allowing Bryce Peavy to score Post 70’s first run. Wood Jinright followed up with a single, giving Post 70 a 2-1 lead.

After a scoreless fourth inning, Post 70 got on the scoreboard once again when they tallied two more runs in the fifth inning.

Snell picked up his second run-producing double and Joey Wozniak singled to center allowing Snell to score the second run of the inning, giving Post 70 a 4-1 lead.

During their five-run sixth inning, Post 70 had RBI singles by Peavy, Snell and Wozniak. Slade Simmons and Dalton Grider each picked up RBI when they reached safely on a fielder’s choice and Post 70 took a 9-1 lead into the bottom of sixth inning.

Post 70 hit three doubles in the top of the sixth and closed out the scoring with three more runs.

Reed Jinright hit a double, while Cole Smith and Peavy each had RBI doubles.

Post 70 finished with 17 hits. Peavy finished 4-5 with two RBI and two runs scored. Snell and Smith finished with three hits, while Wozniak and Reed Jinright both picked up two hits.

Post 70 overcame a late four-run deficit in their 9-4 win over TPL National on Friday evening.

Post 70 found themselves down 4-0 after four-and-a-half innings. After cutting their deficit down to two with two runs in the fifth, Troy tallied seven runs in the sixth to runaway with a five-run win.

Grayson Stewart pitched 4.1 innings. He allowed four runs on six hits. Brock Huner pitched the remaining two innings for Post 70

Wozniak and Parker Collier each picked up two hits, while Reed Jinright, Simmons, Snell and Wood Jinright each had one hit.